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2019 annual forest health report reviews invasive threats to forests in the state

July 24, 2020 by Beckie Gaskill

Wisconsin’s forests not only provide wildlife habitat, clean air and water, reduce erosion and improve quality of life, but they are important to the economy as well in the areas of not only wood products but also recreation and tourism.

There are currently 17 million acres of forestland in Wisconsin, which is up by 500,000 acres since 2016. Since 1983, this is a 2.3 million acre increase in the amount of forestland in the state, meaning Wisconsin is now more forested than at any tim...

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